Sunday, June 30, 2013

Beer Bottle Covers!!!! Neoprene Bottle Koolers Bottle Suit Review


Okay, we all have those can koozies laying around, right? They're alright for keeping a can cool and keeping the can sweat off of us, but someone has come up with a Neoprene bottle koozie (well, they call it a bottle kooler because they are klassier than I am!) for BOTTLES! Man, when I saw this, I had to secure one for Mr. Kerrie (Aron) to review!

He's busy watching Daredevil right now, so I will just say it's a super fun product! It has a little zipper and you can secure an optional bottle opener to it (or just use your teeth if you're all super manly). It keeps your beer ... um, I mean your ROOT BEER (yeah, that's the ticket) all snuggly and cool and safe from breaking when it gets knocked over by some random naughty child.

Do you know what Neoprene is? It's wetsuit material! They call this a bottle suit, like it's all ready to go off to work or something. The other cool thing is that you can have your company name/logo put on these and pass them out. You will not be forgotten! I'm thinking The Kerrie Show needs some of these!





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Uglee Pen Ergonomic Pen Review and GIVEAWAY

Dr. James Lee has invented this cool new ergonomic pen called an Uglee Pen. Yeah, it's not a pretty pen, that's for sure, but it feels good when you're writing with it. I used to always get a callous in my middle finger from writing so dang much in longhand when I was a kid (yeah, I was always a writer). This ugly thing has a  nice, squishy pad where your fingers go, so it's very comfortable to use. The ink flow is nice, as well, so writing is smooth. It comes in a bunch of different colors.



Here's what Dr. Lee has to say about kids and Uglee Pens:
You already know that it takes years of practice learning how to write. Did you know that it also takes years to build up the correct muscles to do so efficiently? Kids are also at risk for repetitive stress injury, in fact that can be where it starts! Because of their underdeveloped muscles, it is easy for children to accumulate small injuries early. Get your children an UGLee Pen and help prevent future hand problems!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

You Know You're a WAHM When ...

... you are too busy to talk to your friends so when they ask, for example, what you did for your birthday, you rudely send them to a blog post instead of actually talking to them about it.


... you can be found cooking grilled ham and cheese sandwiches while simultaneously writing an article, proofing an article or just doing what you do for money online.

... you try to outsource tasks to your kids, like urinating. "Callie, would you please go pee for me?"

... you live and die to go to the pool in the afternoon because it means a nice break for you away from work and to just be able to watch and appreciate your kids.

... in order to keep the house running smoothly, you work SUPER FAST on any chore, like putting away laundry or putting away dishes.

... you cut time corners on meals. Applesauce instead of cut-up apples. The slow cooker is king!

... you work in the dead of night and in the morning when the rest of the household is sleeping.

... your mom friends come over and you have Adult Working Playdates.

How do you know you're a WAHM? Share with me!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads and dad figures out there! Here's a post over at Bubblews about how I feel about my own dad ... he kinda rocks. I'd love to know how you feel about your dad, husband, uncle, grandpa, stepdad, father figure, etc. in the comments section!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless ... #EndlessLashes


Yeah, I know I'm your super brave hero right now, posting my eyes without makeup. The things I will do for free product ...

Speaking of free product, here's a shot of what I got in my recent Influenster box. We all know I'm a mascara addict, so this was PERFECTION, and it's not even available until July!

I start with Voluminous Million Lashes as a base, let it dry, then follow up with this Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless. All mascaras do different things, and the older I get the more different products I need to achieve the look I'm going for (which the look I'm going for is, um, well, AWAKE).

C'est moi! Yep, this is me after putting on my duo of lash products. Also, when it's morning and I'm not taking a shower that day or yet but need some lash love, I will curl my lashes, then put on more of the Rimmel to perk up my eyes. I will definitely buy this as part of my mascara stable!

Here's what they have to say on their website:
Our first ultra lengthening mascara that defies the laws of lash length!
- Length that defies limits
- Formula with Micro-Fibres
- Instant wow: Extends lashes by up to 99%
- Lash-catching brush grabs every lash for perfect separation.  No clumps!
2 AVAILABLE SHADES




"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Perfect First Aid Kit Suitable For Many Different Purposes

The following is a guest post by Danielle McAnn, and it's great information for summer or anytime!

Picture yourself in a life threatening scenario. Who will come to your aid? Paramedics, fire fighters, police?

The reality is not quite like the one depicted in Hollywood blockbusters. What’s more than likely is that you’ll need to call upon your own First Aid Management skills. Because it’s basic first aid that so often spells the difference between life and death, between inconsequential and catastrophic injury. Equipping yourself with a good, multi-purpose first aid kit is one of the more practical gestures of love you can extend toward your family and loved one’s (and yourself).

The perfect first aid kit should see you through many different scenarios. Insect stings and bites, for instance- not the stuff that disaster pictures are made of, but far more likely and extremely painful. To tackle these sorts of injuries, crepe bandages of varying sizes, micropore tape, sting relief and scissors should be part of your kit.

Families will need plenty of materials on hand to combat the litany of cuts, bruises, and falls that are par for the course in childhood. Be sure that your kit includes plenty of bandaids, ice packs, alcohol swabs and burn aid sachets. You’re also well advised to do a course in CPR, which is of vital importance for heart attack victims.

Without a good first aid kit at your disposal, you may as well be a sitting duck. One for the car and one for the home should provide adequate peace of mind. Think carefully about what kind of mishaps you’re most likely to encounter, and choose the materials for your kit accordingly. Don’t let a minor injury become something more serious just because you forgot to buy a first aid kit.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Decorating Kit!


I'm trying to figure out how I feel about this one. Part of me says a donut is AWESOME all by itself. It's like when someone remakes a freaking BEATLES song. REALLY? You thought you could improve upon the masters? I get that it's maybe a tribute to them, but COME ON. Just leave it.

Then part of me says DANG, frosting and sprinkles for a donut so you can decorate it? WOW! Great idea!

Then a third part of me, the financial part says, "THAT IS EXPENSIVE!"

Then a fourth part of me, the one who likes peace and quiet every now and then, says, "Hmmm, for $20* ($4 times 5 kids; yes, I can do math from time to time) I can have all the kids at the table working on decorating their donuts quietly for about 10 minutes!" That's 10 minutes of sanity!

*(yes, they each need their own kit)

What do you think?

Monday, June 10, 2013

FREE 2-Year LEGO Magazine Subscription!

We have already established that my son Michael is a LEGO FREAK! We signed him up for LEGO Club Magazine a few years ago and he loves getting them about every couple of months. It's always fun for me to check the mail and be able to call out to one of the kids that they have their very own piece of mail. (pen pals, anyone?)

Head here for a free 2-year LEGO magazine subscription. (which, from personal experience, keeps going past two years, which is AWESOME!)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Getting Around a Strange Town with Kids

I shouldn't say STRANGE town. I mean, Irvine, CA and Phoenix, AZ and Evanston, WY and Salt Lake City, UT are not strange. They are beautiful and wonderful. They are just ... unfamiliar to me.

Or they were, anyway. In 2002 a 1 1/2-year-old Joel and I (along with Michael in my womb) flew with Aron to Irvine, CA (southern) where he had been working for a while at a satellite office. We stayed in Irvine for 3 weeks and Joel and I flew back to KC alone. We didn't want to go, but I had taken donations for a World Breastfeeding Walk and felt like I should actually do the walk.

One of my family members thought I was nuts to travel with a little kid while also pregnant. But I always wanted to be a stewardess (I like to use the Old School word). My mom always understood, though, as she was a GO GO GO person who married my dad and went to Germany with him immediately (where I was born). That woman will travel ANYWHERE! My dad also likes to travel, so I come by this naturally.

Soon after the Breastfeeding Walk, we all flew this time to Phoenix where Mr. Kerrie was working on another project (automating the city's wastewater and water treatment systems). This time we stayed for 5 weeks.

So ... what do you do for a total of TWO MONTHS as a stay-at-home pregnant mom with a toddler when your husband has to work all day and all night? Well, you make your own fun. Sure, you watch cartoons in the hotel, but a toddler won't go for that for long. You savor those naptimes when you can hold your toddler and watch your own TV shows and talk on the phone with people you miss and plan to start a Creative Memories scrapbook biz when you get home (what a flop!). I didn't have internet access, so I looked in the phone book for parks and playgrounds, and we went.

We found a La Leche League group in town and went ONCE (not super welcoming, those attachment parenting chicks, as a general rule).

We drove around a lot. We went grocery shopping and bought craft crap at Michael's. We went trick-or-treating at the mall. We went to the library and to the rose garden and to McDonald's with play areas. We kept busy. It's not exactly a hard life, folks; just involves some imagination!

Phoenix for 3 weeks with 4 kids and then Wyoming for 5 weeks with 5 kids (do the math, that equals 12 weeks in Phoenix and 25 weeks in Wyoming ... haha!) were the next adventures. If you want to know about some of those, just hit the Travel or Wyoming tags to the left.

I'm excited to see what's next!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Juppy Baby Walker Review and Giveaway


Alright, so obviously I don't have a baby around anymore, so I gave this Juppy Baby Walker to my friend Merriett to review since she has a little girl who is trying to walk. Here is what Merriett had to say and here are some photos. (stay tuned after this for a giveaway!)

"When she is in it she tends to lean forward so it really wasn't helping her "get her balance" and learn to walk. It might have been better for a baby just figuring out what to do with their feet but for our daughter she has been holding our hands to walk for several months now...she just can't get the balance thing down yet. It does say that it is normal for it to take a little time for the child to grow accustomed to it...but we used it 3 separate times and each time she would lean forward. 

The funny thing is that I actually think this product would be awesome for a child that is already walking. I could see us putting her in it while we went shopping or something so we could walk with her and she can't stray too far from us and we don't have to bend down to hold her hand. (Kind of like those leash things but looks a little nicer).

I also was really impressed with the craftmanship. The material is very sturdy, I imagine it lasting for quite some time. "

Later ...

"See how she is leaning forward? I just don't think this will help her walk at all. Its nice on our backs but I don't believe she is learning this way." Merriett also included a photo that was funny ... of the Juppy being used as a carrier!


 

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